Angelescu, Andrei Leng, Ruifeng Moreau, Grégory Nortier, Florian

The class of higher-dimensional scenarios, based on a brane-localised Higgs boson coupled to bulk fermions, can address both the flavour puzzle and gauge hierarchy problem. A key question arises due to the possibility of fermion profile discontinuities at the Higgs boundary: how to calculate rigorously the fermion mass spectrum and effective four-d...

Warner, Nicholas P.

These are notes for some introductory lectures about microstate geometries and their construction. The first lecture considers BPS black holes in four dimensions as a way to introduce what one should expect from the BPS equations. The second lecture discusses the "no solitons without topology" theorem. The subsequent lectures move on to the constru...

Kehagias, Alex Partouche, Hervé de Vaulchier, Balthazar

We consider four-dimensional quadratic gravity coupled to infinite towers of free massive scalar fields, Weyl fermions and vector bosons. We find that for specific numbers of towers, finite cosmological and Newton constants are induced in the 1-loop effective action. This is derived both in Adler's approach and by using the heat kernel method, whic...

Aizenman, Michael Duminil-Copin, Hugo

We prove that the scaling limits of spin fluctuations in four-dimensional Ising-type models with nearest-neighbor ferromagnetic interaction at or near the critical point are Gaussian. A similar statement is proven for the $\lambda \phi^4$ fields over $\mathbb{R}^4$ with a lattice ultraviolet cutoff, in the limit of infinite volume and vanishing lat...

Cui, Zhu-Fang Zhang, Jin-Li Binosi, Daniele de Soto, Feliciano Mezrag, Cédric Papavassiliou, Joannis Roberts, Craig D Rodríguez-Quintero, Jose Segovia, Jorge Zafeiropoulos, Savvas
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Using lattice configurations for quantum chromodynamics (QCD) generated with three domain-wall fermions at a physical pion mass, we obtain a parameter-free prediction of QCD's renormalisation-group-invariant process-independent effective charge, $\hat\alpha(k^2)$. Owing to the dynamical breaking of scale invariance, evident in the emergence of a gl...

Anchordoqui, Luis A. Antoniadis, Ignatios Lüst, Dieter Soriano, Jorge F. Taylor, Tomasz R.

We realize the Agrawal-Obied-Vafa swampland proposal of fading dark matter for solving the $H_0$ tension by the model of Salam-Sezgin and its string realization of Cvetic-Gibbons-Pope. The model describes a compactification of six-dimensional supergravity with a monopole background on a 2-sphere. In four dimensions, there are two scalar fields, $X$...

Donà, Pietro Gozzini, Francesco Sarno, Giorgio

We develop a numerical method to investigate the semiclassical limit of spin foam amplitudes with many vertices. We test it using the Ponzano-Regge model, a spin foam model for three-dimensional euclidean gravity, and a transition amplitude with three vertices. We study the summation over bulk spins, and we identify the stationary phase points that...

Antoniadis, Ignatios Chen, Yifan Leontaris, George K.

We study string loop corrections to the gravity kinetic terms in type IIB compactifications on Calabi-Yau threefolds or their orbifold limits, in the presence of $D7$-branes and orientifold planes. We show that they exhibit in general a logarithmic behaviour in the large volume limit transverse to the $D7$-branes, induced by a localised four-dimens...

Delduc, Francois Lacroix, Sylvain Magro, Marc Vicedo, Benoit

In the approach recently proposed by K. Costello and M. Yamazaki, which is based on a four-dimensional variant of Chern-Simons theory, we derive a simple and unifying two-dimensional form for the action of many integrable $\sigma$-models which are known to admit descriptions as affine Gaudin models. This includes both the Yang-Baxter deformation an...

Partouche, Hervé de Vaulchier, Balthazar
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Journal of High Energy Physics

We consider phase transitions occurring in four-dimensional heterotic orbifold models, when the scale of spontaneous breaking of N\documentclass[12pt]{minimal} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{wasysym} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{amsbsy} \usepackage{mathrsfs} \usepackage{upgreek} \setlength{\oddsidemargin}{-69pt} \begin{d...